Is Transitional Housing for Me?
When young and vulnerable populations don't have access to stable housing, they are exposed to additional dangers, writes Olivia Valdovinos.
How to Break Past Trauma
A world without foster care would not have so many children growing up with self-doubt like myself, writes Ashley Calderon.
After Experiencing Abuse, Safety can Become a Contradiction
I feel safe when I am with those close to me. But, the comfort they provide is fleeting because I am constantly on guard, writes Luna Busch.
Where I am from
Ashley Calderon writes in this poem about what she identifies as her origin and home after experiencing homelessness.
A Longtime Oakland Educator Speaks to the Vital Role of School for Youth Leaving Lockups
Hattie Tate has been an educator in the Bay Area for the past quarter century and for the last decade, she's connected youth leaving detention to education and other resources.
Contra Costa County DA Diana Becton, a Rare Prosecutor, Wants Youth Justice Reimagined
Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton is among a small group of district attorneys working to dial back decades of tough-on-crime approaches and as she does so, faces challenges.
Living with Bipolar Disorder in Foster Care
While I was in foster care, I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and barely managed my mental health, writes Olivia Valdovinos.
Ethnic Studies Program Helps Incarcerated Youth Navigate Identity
San Francisco State University has launched an ethnic studies program inside California's youth prisons. The educators behind it hope it will inspire incarcerated young people to pursue higher education.